I recently launched my campaign to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District in Washington because we are losing our country. For far too long, politicians have been saying one thing to get elected, and doing another thing when they get into office — that’s not how the system should work.
Right now, the Lehigh Valley is represented by a radical, progressive Democrat. Susan Wild campaigns as a moderate, but her liberal voting record tells a very different story. Now more than ever, we need leaders in Washington who understand the values of the individuals they represent and leaders who have a proven record of doing what they promised to do.
Here’s my plan for the American people to grow our economy, defend our values, restore our freedoms, and secure our communities.
Here’s my 4 Principles For America:
First, we should focus on growing our economy. We should cut taxes and reduce wasteful government spending, and stop overregulation that is crushing the American entrepreneurial spirit. We should also promote American manufacturing, and we must protect American jobs from illegal immigrants by expanding the required use of E-Verify for new hires.
Second, we should defend our values that make us the land of freedom and opportunity. We can start by ensuring that parents understand what’s happening in their child’s classroom through curriculum transparency. We should also investigate the use of the IRS and FBI against political opponents, and end the weaponization of the government. We should also work to make our communities stronger by supporting organizations and nonprofits that share our American values and give our police, firefighters, and EMS heroes the respect they deserve.
Third, in order to restore our country to greatness, we should focus on ways to secure our communities. We can start by holding China accountable and stopping the sale of American agricultural land, critical infrastructure, and land near military bases to investors with ties to the CCP. We should crack down on theft of American intellectual property and ban TikTok on all government devices. We should support our veterans and supply our military with the resources they need. Lastly, we should secure our border and finish building the border wall in order to stop the flood of illegal immigrants bringing drugs and gang activity into our local communities.
Finally, we should make sure we restore our freedoms. The freedoms that make America such a special place. We should defend the Second Amendment, protect our religious freedom and freedom of speech, and provide more freedom for healthcare choice to reduce costs. We should implement term limits for elected officials and bureaucrats, and work to ensure we have free and fair elections.
As a ninth-generation resident of the Lehigh Valley, my first ancestor to settle in our area fought in the Northampton County Militia during the Revolutionary War. In more recent generations, my family members helped build companies like Hercules Cement, served our country in both World Wars, and served our community here at home in professions like nursing and teaching.
Now is the time to push back against the far left. Over the last two years, the far left has been pushing their radical climate agenda, open borders, and massive spending which is driving inflation. On all of those fronts, we should be pushing back with all our might. We should rein in spending, we should fight back against the left’s radical climate agenda, and we should also protect the American people from illegal immigration, drugs, and human trafficking. However, we must also promote a positive, conservative agenda for America to move us forward. Let’s get our country back on track and restoring America to greatness, from right here in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Ryan Mackensie represents Lehigh County’s 187th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is a candidate for Congress in the 7th district in 2024.